Hovabator Temp issues.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by macdoogle2, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. macdoogle2

    macdoogle2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a new Hovabator 16002N with a fan. It's not an expensive bator but I figured it was a step up from my LG still air. Plus I wanted a second bator for hatching. Trouble is I cant get the temp up high enough. It's staying aroud 98 degrees. I keep turning the knob but the temp does not go up. I have 3 thermometers in there and they all read the same. Is this typical for this model? I'm ready to move my hatch back to the LG.
     
  2. TBTT

    TBTT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have you had it running? Are eggs in it? When you turn the knob is the thermostat cutting on and off?
     
  3. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
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    I had this problem with mine. For the first few days it wouldn't go below 39 (celsius) and then for a few days after it wouldn't go above 34.
    Here's what I did: turn it down as low as it can go and wait until it's cold. Then turn it up until the light turns on, leave it for 1-2 hours, turn it up till the light comes on, wait a few hours so on. until it gets to 37.something then leave it for a day to make sure it's stable.
    The week before I was turning the it up and down and all over the place trying to get the right temp. It's fine now though, maybe it just needed the week warm up time [​IMG]
     
  4. crankster76

    crankster76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many vents u got open? close all but 1 and it should go up.
     
  5. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Rember the 1602n uses a wafer thermostat. It operates differently than a regular thermometer. Make sure that you have water in it and give it a day to stabilize. The wafer is affected by barometric pressure. It takes about a full day to stabilize.
     
  6. macdoogle2

    macdoogle2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have eggs in it right now. Moved them from the LG yesterday. Temp is 98. So I need to add water to Troff #1? When I turn the knob to increase the temp nothing happens. I re-started my LG. May move everything over again tomorrow. Yikes.
     

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